Notice for SPM members who receive a print copy of Political Analysis.
Cambridge University Press has taken the decision to temporarily suspend the printing of all its journals due to supply chain disruptions caused by Covid-19. The online version of PAM is still being produced as usual. If you normally receive a print copy of the journal as part of your membership of the SPM or the Political Methodology Section of APSA, Cambridge will produce and mail any issues affected by this hiatus once the printing process resumes. For more information please see the COVID-19 Service Updates.

Membership Application/Renewal

You can join or renew your membership via one of the following three options:

OPTION 1: Join/Renew individually through the Society for Political Methodology
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OPTION 2: Join/Renew through the American Political Science Association
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OPTION 3: Join/Renew through the European Political Science Association
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Annual Section Dues 2020

  • Non-Student electronic only ($30)
  • Non-Student print and electronic ($35)
  • Student electronic only ($10)
  • Student print and electronic ($15)

Benefits of membership

Joining the Society for Political Methodology gives you access to the political methodology community. Benefits include:

  • Free online access to Political Analysis from Volume 1 (1989-present), with the option to take a discounted print subscription to the current volume
  • Access to The Political Methodologist newsletter
  • 20% discount on all non-reference Cambridge University Press products, including the Analytical Methods for Social Research book series and the new Quantitative and Computational Methods in Social Science Elements series.
  • Chance to participate in the annual PolMeth conference
  • Ability to post on the PolMeth listserv
  • Access to course syllabi
  • First notification for smaller, topic-based conferences

Membership assistance

A handy user guide to the membership joining/renewal process can be found here.

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